|Me Sketching at Voronet|
We went to a lot of monasteries old and new. Of course the star monasatries are the old ones...
Above is Voronet Monastery in the Moldovan
area of Romania. It was built in 1488 by Stephen the Great. The
painting have survived war, weather and disuse. They are now restored
including the paintings on the inside. They are not restoring the
exterior paintings as far as I know which I think is a good thing.
This was the only place where we ran into an American tour group.
|Detail from the exterior of Voronet. All of these churches have paintings of the Last Judgement... This is the place you want to avoid...|
|Me sketching at Humor Monastary|
|Detail of the battle in Constantinople.|
Above is the Humor Monastery, a painted monastery located in Mănăstirea Humorului. The frescoes were originally painted in 1535 and this one shows
Constantinople defending itself from a Persian invasion in 626. The
Persians were illustrated as Turks which is proof that the news is
always prone to revisionism even if it is really old news
A lot of the monasteries had these cool seraphim images depicted as wing clusters with lots of eyeballs.
I know I have been slow to post these images. But there is MUCH more! Next up, the Merry Cemetery and a stones throw from the Ukraine border...